There's not much that compares to the feeling of being out on a beautiful body of water, enjoying the scenery and company of friends and/or family, and then suddenly feeling that telltale tug on your fishing line. Mt. Hood Territory has a seemingly endless supply of lakes, rivers and streams, each offering their own type of fishing adventure. So how do you get started? Check out Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's (ODFW) seasonal website to see what's biting when, and then try hiring one of our many guides who can put you on the fish at the best spots throughout the area.
Fishing conditions in Oregon are about as varied as the species you can catch here. The type of fish and what worked to catch them, water levels or what was even allowed in a location one year may be completely different the next. The best strategy for keeping up to date on ideal ways to land that memorable fish while also staying safe and on the right side of the fishing regulations is to book a guided trip with an outfitter.
No matter what type of fishing you're into, you'll find a guide to give you the best experience for your money. Want to fly fish for steelhead? Done. Want to try to land the elusive giant of the region, the sturgeon? We've got that. Want to head out on a drift boat in search of some salmon? Have at it!
If you're coming with the kids and just want to give them a fun experience and pretty much guarantee they catch a fish, then try the Rainbow Trout Farm outside of Sandy. It's a beautiful location with several ponds to choose from. Head there in spring and your kids are sure to catch their first fish... and several others after that, too.
Check out our various lodging options to book the perfect one, then head over to the ODFW site for even more information on what you can catch here and when, as well as how you can get the right licenses. After that, all you have to do is make your way here and prepare for an epic fishing adventure.